Damara Chief concerned about allocation of land

11 Mar 2018 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 11 MAR (NAMPA) – Twelve years before 2030, the Namibian Government still has not dealt properly with the allocation of land to the Namibian people, #Aaodaman Chief Petrus Ukongo has said.
According to Vision 2030, the quality of life of Namibians should be improved to the level of their counterparts in the developed world by 2030.
Ukongo was speaking here on Saturday at the launch of a book titled ‘Reflections on Modern Damara History’ which was written by Seth Boois.
He said the land issue is still a grey area that government needs to work on.
“This is one grey area that might appear to be a weakness from the government if it does not improve the manner in which land is allocated,” he said.
Ukongo described the manner in which land is allocated as unfair, stressing that those who can afford land are overlooked as there is a disparity in the way it is allocated and land taxes are levied.
He said the Communal Act makes provision for every Namibian national to be able to apply for a piece of communal land.
He said the Damara people however do not seek land, but rather opt to stay in urban areas.
“It is our duty and responsibility to apply for land and be allocated land,” Ukongo said.